in Greek mythology (among the Romans Sol), the god of the sun, was one of the Titanides, brother of Selene and Aurora, all three children of the Titan Hyperion and the Titanid Thia. Helios rides in the wagon of the sun, drawn by four flashing steeds, borne from sea to sea, and gives the world the day. Aurora precedes, opens the sun's portals, strews roses on his path, glowing rays and golden locks undulate about his head, a light dress, woven from the breath of Zephyrus, flies about his hips, when he comes forth out of his palace. The latter lies in the west of the known world, where the sun sets. In order to come from here to the east, he sails back during the night in a golden canoe until he arrives again at the east. Near his palace were his herds and his gardens. As every god had a seat of worship, so Rhodes was especially sacred to Helios. Besides this the castle of Corinth belonged to him. According to Diodoris, Helios was a son of king Hyperion and his sister Basilea. The brothers of the king, fearing the latter would excel them in power, murdered him and drowned Helios.

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